Boomerang Presents FLAGSTONES TO THE FLINTSTONES Marathon July 4-7 to Showcase Every Episode of The Flintstones in Chronological Order 3.5-Day Salute Will Launch with Original The Flagstones Pilot Followed by 166 Half-Hour Episodes Programming an Independence Day tribute it has never before attempted, Boomerang, Cartoon Network’s 24-hour commercial-free sister network, brings true fireworks to the […]
Newsarama.com’s Animated Shorts has posted a career-spanning interview with Don Bluth, renowned Disney animator, writer/producer/director of The Secret of NIMH, and creative force behind the Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace animated video games.
The Bangkok International Film Festival has removed the animated film Persepolis from this year’s program after a request and a meeting with the Iranian embassy. The movie, based on the autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, was to open the festival on July 19, 2007. Festival organizer Chattan Kunjara na Ayudhya was quoted as saying, […]
There ought to be a word for an expertly cut trailer that includes all the best scenes from an otherwise terrible movie. This phenomenon seems to be occurring more and more often as the average film gets worse and worse, to the point where a good trailer simply isn’t enough to sell a film. It […]
Cartoon Network and Hasbro have announced Transformers Animated, a new 2-D animated series centering on the battle between the heroic Autobots and the villainous Decepticons, to air on Cartoon Network in early 2008. A 90-minute special and a full 26-episode season has been ordered. Matt Youngberg (Teen Titans, The Batman) was named as the supervising […]
Cartoon Network and Hasbro Join Forces to Create TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED Latest Action-Adventure Series to Premiere 2008 on Cartoon Network The TRANSFORMERS saga has captivated kids for more than 20 years. Coming on the heels of the highly anticipated live-action theatrical film being released July 3rd, by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, Cartoon Network and Hasbro, […]
Walt Disney Studios issued a press release last Friday that stated that the DisneyToon Studios would be restructured and operate under the auspices of the Walt Disney Animation Studios. DisneyToon was responsible for creating direct-to-video sequels to Disney’s classic movies, and this news seems to confirm earlier rumors that the DTV sequels were being shelved. […]
Over the weekend at the Wizardworld Philadelphia comic book convention, it was announced that Dwayne McDuffie would be taking over DC’s current Justice League of America comic book starting with issue #13. Over at Wizard magazine’s website, McDuffie discusses the Justice League comic and a number of other topics, including the origins of Milestone Media, […]
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Time-Warner Inc. is joining the Walt Disney Corporation in moving into children’s entertainment in India (free registration required). Turner Entertainment Networks Asia has just signed with three Indian production houses to make localized animated features for the Indian market. The article also notes that Turner’s Cartoon Network and […]
The New York Times has profiled actor Patton Oswalt (registration required), discussing how a stand-up comic known for elaborate, profanity-laden tirades about nearly anything got cast as the lead character for the G-rated Ratatouille, opening this Friday.